Help us get to over 4,000 biographies in 2018.

If you know of a past magician not listed in MagicPedia, start a New Biography for them or Email us your suggestion.

Difference between revisions of "Ted Collins"

From Magicpedia, the free online encyclopedia for magicians by magicians.
Jump to: navigation, search
m (References)
Line 22: Line 22:
== Contributions ==
== Contributions ==
* ''The Panama Rope Trick'' described in the [[Tarbell Course in Magic]]
* ''The Panama Rope Trick'' described in the [[Tarbell Course in Magic]], Vol. 2 (1942).
== Books ==
== Books ==

Revision as of 03:40, 1 June 2011

Ted Collins (1919 - August 23, 1993), born Frederick A. Collins, was a magician, magic teacher, and owner of Mecca Magic Shop in Bloomfield, New Jersey.

Ted Collins
BornFrederick A. Collins
DiedAugust 23, 1993
CategoriesBooks by Ted Collins

Collins spoke of becoming hooked on magic after seeing Harry Houdini. Ted started performing while in kindergarten. During WW II, Collins was assigned to an entertainment group where he put together shows to entertain the troops.

He was an inventor of many packet effects and improvements to existing effects

Collins was one of the founding members of Ring 106 of which he was President from 1953-1954. He was a founding member of the Magic Dealers Association and in 1966 Collins was President of the Magician's Alliance of Eastern States. He also ran the Mecca Magic Club for 20 years. One member of this club has gone on to have a little bit of fame, David Copperfield.

Collins was also one of the first trustees of the Jim Gerrish's Wiz Kids, Inc., an organization of inner-city school students.



  • The Book of Magic (1916)
  • The Book of Puzzles (1927)
  • Myrth and Mysteries (1931)
  • Wax Fax (1953)